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Short of time? Needing a quick blast of fun and challenge? We have the solution for you.

Choose the challenge of our Gran Paradiso summit, the Tour de Gélas or a Cross border trek, or some more mellow time checking out wolves locally, or taking a short visit (you'll be back) to the Merveilles Valley.

We'll add things from time to time which take advantage of the best of our local activities, the Nice Carnaval, Menton Lemon Festival, the Alpes-Maritimes free summer concerts, local fêtes...... watch this space!

trekking tour of cime du gelas in the alpes maritimes
  • A short hard skirmish around the Mercantour’s highest peaks
  • As remote as it can get, if that's your bag!
  • Enjoy great hospitality with Andrea at the Pagari refuge and good beer at the Soria Elena refuge

Season : Jul  Sep

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  • Relish criss-crossing the great divide from the Mercantour into the Parco delle Alpi Marittime
  • Magnificent views of the Mercantour massif and down to the Med
  • Tuck into your just rewards – excellent home cooked food in France and Italy

Season : Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep

Horse trekking in France
  • Wonderful trail ride in Alpine scenery
  • Take part in a centuries old tradition of bi-annual stock movement from the mountains to the Mediterranean
  • Return to enjoy other trail rides, training courses or day rides

Season : Jun  Oct

Summit Gran Paradiso
  • Bag a 4000m peak – with limited technical ability required
  • Short sharp break with maximum satisfaction
  • Be well fed and watered!!!

Season : Jul  Sep

short break tour of the vallée des merveilles france
  • Flying visit to the Mercantour’s major “draw”, &  the exceptional Tende Museum
  • Summer departure a delight for flora, autumn for glorious  mellow Nature
  • Step back in time to the mystery of Bronze Age man

Season : Jul  Aug  Sep

Short break in the Alpes Maritimes in France searching for wild wolves
  • Hone your wildlife photography skills!!
  • Get up close and personal with Alpha’s Wolf Park residents
  • Enjoy the thrill of the “chase” for wild wolves – a rare sight – but one lone male was seen on our last holiday

Season : Apr   May   Sep   Oct

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  • Beaches – yes you Cannes.... to beasties – canis lupus
  • A short sharp break to appreciate the best of the Alpes-Maritimes
  • Walk, wolf watch, wander..........

Season : Feb to Nov